Vintage Brilhart Level-Air 10* Tenor
- Make: Brilhart
- Model: Level-Air
- Number: 10* - Ser #8453
- Era: 1960s
- Status: SOLD
- Ligature: YES
- Facing: WWS refacing work
- Tip-Size: 0.110"
A very rare #10*!!! with a 4-digit ser#: 8453, with horizontal machining mark on the table (prior to repairs) dates it to the early era of the 1960s.
It arrived with an unlevel table and tip, however, It was worked on here at WWS. Although it seems a bit low for a 10*, 0.110" is the current measurement. Prior to the work, the table had horizontal machine lines and you can see the small amount I left near the window. These are made of stainless steel and are extremely hard to work on; however at a #10* I knew I wanted to save it/improve it.
It plays big and robust - not for the beginner.
Now there is a bite pad installed over the very small indents on the bite pad.
At the time of this listing I do NOT have a ligature in the shop for this. But you are free to inquire; that fact may change.early 4-digit vintage series with side-to-side machining on the table (meaning: the early era of likely the 1960s).
Sound Files for you to enjoy on Level Air mouthpieces:
Track 1: Mouthpiece #2(of 3) is a Brilhart 6*